22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Step out of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to go to Three Rivers and see The Senate, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

The Senate
Highlights from your plan
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary site .

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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